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Actors Ben Whishaw and Bertie Carvel in a scene from Bakkhai. Whishaw stands in a brown tattered dress, listening to Carvel, who approaches them menacingly, as the stage is strewn with black dirt.

Ancient Greek Theatre Learning Resources

Why Greeks Matter

Three of the world’s leading directors of classical work, Rupert Goold, Ivo van Hove and Deborah Warner explore why these texts remain, and should remain, central to the ongoing practice of theatre makers and audiences.

From Dionysos To Dawkins

What if a god were alive and among us now? How would we know? What would it mean and how might we act? Rupert Goold takes a closer look at the Athenian understanding of the divine and its effect on us now, with the broadcaster Joan Bakewell and Professor of Christian Origins at King’s College Dr Joan Taylor.

From Medea To Mumsnet

As Rachel Cusk reimagines Medea for our stage, she joins this Almeida Questions panel to examine why Medea is such an incendiary figure and what her story asks of contemporary feminism. She is joined by Polly Vernon and Sarah Crown.This discussion is chaired by the Almeida’s Director of Participation, Dani Parr.

Almeida Theatre Auditorium Vassa - Marc Brenner